Baked Olives and Feta

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Baked Olives and Feta – delicious hot baked feta cheese, olives, red pepper strips, sun dried tomatoes, and herbs. Makes a great crostini topping or spread for crackers!

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Baked Feta Antipasti

This appetizer is quick and delicious – and tastes amazing! If you love feta and antipasti salad, you’ll love the rich, incredible flavor it has when baked!

We’re drizzling a little olive oil and some Italian herbs over this antipasti salad before baking, to infuse oregano, basil, thyme, and sage to balance the salty, buttery flavors from the feta and Castelvetrano olives.

This dish is fabulous over steak or tri tip, great with baked cod, or served over crunchy bread or scooped onto crackers and chips.

We like to even just eat it fresh out of the skillet – but will warn, when doing this, watch your portion, as olives contain a lot of sodium.

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How to Bake Feta and Antipasti

This appetizer is incredibly easy – you basically just prep your oven and baking dish, mix everything together, and then bake.

As far as how long to bake this dish for – the number one question I am asked – it is somewhat subjective to you and your tastes.

I like baked feta a little over-baked – with rich, caramelized bits of cheese that have browned nicely for added flavor and a bit of crusty crunch. Some people prefer this less – and would prefer a just hot, not browned, feta.

How baked your cheese and antipasti is is entirely up to you – once it’s bubbling hot, it is ready to serve – but you can take it a little further if you’d like.

  • Line a glass baking dish with parchment paper or spray nonstick spray into dish to prepare.
  • Layer olives, red pepper strips, pepperonicis, sun dried tomatoes, and feta.
  • Season generously with olive oil, herbs, and pepper.
  • Bake until hot and feta has browned slightly, about 30 minutes.
  • Serve with crusty bread, over pasta, vegetables, or fish.
  • Enjoy!

Tips to Perfect Baked Feta and Olives and FAQs

We’re adding sun dried tomatoes, red pepper strips, olives, pepperoncini peppers, and lots of herbs – but I’m adding below a list of other delicious antipasti ideas that are great in this recipe:

  • artichoke hearts
  • hearts of palm
  • pine nuts
  • asparagus
  • pickled okra
  • cherry peppers
  • pimiento peppers
  • balsamic dressing

For the glass baking dishes we used in these photos, please click here. They are oven and dishwasher safe, and are great for serving at parties!

Hot tip: Please do not add any salt to this recipe – it is already considerably salty, thanks to the olives and the feta. It is not so salty to be eaten on it’s own – but if you were to eat the entire platter, without some bread or other dish, yom might definitely feel all that extra salt!

How long does baked feta and olives last?

Baked feta and olives can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Should I add salt to baked feta and olives?

Olives and feta are already very salty – we recommend seasoning generously with herbs and pepper, but do not recommend adding any salt as this dish is already very salty.

How do I serve baked feta and olives?

Serve this delicious baked antipasti over buttered pasta or rice, with bread and crackers, or over baked fish, air fryer steaks, baked chicken – any recipe where you’d like an extra tangy, salty kick!

When is baked feta and olives done?

Baked feta and olives are safe to eat right away – so this dish can be served at any temperature – but we’re going to cook it until bubbling hot.

Some people prefer a bit of browning on the feta, as shown in my photos, which takes about 35 minutes. Some people prefer just hot cheese, without the browning – which is done in about 20 minutes.

How done you bake your feta is up to you – try it different ways, and see what you really love!

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Other Easy Appetizers You’ll Love

If you love this baked feta with olives, be sure to check out some of our other easy appetizers to pair it with!

We love serving this baked antipasti with a crusty no knead bread, Buttery Soft Dinner Rolls, Easy Burrata Farro Salad, and Easy Roasted Tomatoes !

For the rest of our easy appetizers, find our appetizer recipe archives here.

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Baked Olives and Feta

Baked olives and feta – delicious hot baked feta cheese, olives, red pepper strips, sun dried tomatoes, and herbs. Makes a great crostini topping or spread for crackers!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Italian
Keyword antipasti, appetizer, cheese, feta, gluten free, olives
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 331kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 12 oz castelvatrano olives 20oz jar, drained
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomato strips
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers rough chopped into 2″ chunks (don’t worry about size, just so they are in bite sized chunks)
  • 8 oz feta cheese crumbles
  • ½ cup pepperoncini pepper slices
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a glass baking dish with parchment paper or spray nonstick spray into dish to prepare.
  • Layer olives, red pepper strips, pepperonicis, sun dried tomatoes, and feta.
  • Season generously with olive oil, herbs, and pepper.
  • Bake until hot and feta has browned slightly, about 30 minutes.
  • Serve with crusty bread, over pasta, vegetables, or fish.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1349mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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